Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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000 FXUS64 KMRX 280727 AFDMRX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 327 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015 .SHORT TERM (TODAY AND TONIGHT)...LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE WILL BECOME MORE SHALLOW THIS MORNING...THEN DISSIPATE. SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES WILL CONTINUE UNTIL AROUND DAYBREAK...THEN END. HAVE INCLUDED AN EARLY MORNING FORECAST. RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT WITH CLEARING SKIES. FOR TONIGHT...CLEAR SKY AND CALM WINDS COMBINED WITH A COLD AIRMASS WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO DROP TO NEAR RECORD TEMPERATURES. CURRENT RECORDS FOR SUNDAY MORNING ARE THE FOLLOWING: TRI 19 SET BACK IN 1966 TYS 22 SET BACK IN 1887 CHA 25 SET BACK IN 1887 DUE TO THE EXPECTED HARD FREEZE AND POTENTIAL BUD KILL ON AREA FRUIT TREES AND STRAWBERRIES...HAVE UPGRADED FREEZE WATCH TO A HARD FREEZE WARNING. .LONG TERM (SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)...AFTER A VERY COLD /NEAR RECORD LOW/ MORNING ON SUNDAY...TEMPERATURES WILL QUICKLY REBOUND AS WINDS VEER TO THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST AND THE SKY CLEARS. HIGHS WILL REACH THE MID TO UPPER 50S BY THE AFTERNOON...BEFORE CLOUD COVER AND PRECIPITATION CHANCES INCREASE LATER THAT NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING...THANKS TO ANOTHER PASSING SHORTWAVE. THE ACCOMPANYING RAIN SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF BY THE AFTERNOON AS THE FRONT QUICKLY EXITS TO THE SOUTH AND EAST... RESULTING IN A WARM AND DRY DAY FOR TUESDAY. A SOUTHWESTERLY GULF MOISTURE FETCH COMBINED WITH ANOTHER PASSING TROUGH ALONG THE GULF COAST WILL PROVIDE THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS FOR ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...AND POSSIBILITY LATER INTO THURSDAY NIGHT/FRIDAY DEPENDING ON THE TIMING/TRACK OF THE SYSTEM. IN GENERAL...HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK WILL BE MILD AND AT/NEAR SEASONABLE LEVELS FOR MOST OF THE WORK WEEK IN THE MID 60S TO LOWER 70S. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT, TN 49 27 59 46 / 0 0 10 60 KNOXVILLE MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT, TN 45 24 58 43 / 0 0 10 60 OAK RIDGE, TN 46 25 57 43 / 0 0 10 60 TRI CITIES AIRPORT, TN 40 19 53 37 / 0 0 10 60 && .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...HARD FREEZE WARNING FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 11 AM EDT SUNDAY FOR CHEROKEE-CLAY. FREEZE WARNING UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING FOR CHEROKEE-CLAY. TN...HARD FREEZE WARNING FROM MIDNIGHT EDT /11 PM CDT/ TONIGHT TO 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/ SUNDAY FOR ANDERSON-BLEDSOE-BRADLEY- CAMPBELL-CLAIBORNE-EAST POLK-GRAINGER-HAMBLEN-HAMILTON- HANCOCK-HAWKINS-JEFFERSON-KNOX-LOUDON-MARION-MCMINN-MEIGS- MORGAN-NW BLOUNT-NORTH SEVIER-NORTHWEST CARTER-NORTHWEST COCKE-NORTHWEST GREENE-NORTHWEST MONROE-RHEA-ROANE-SCOTT TN- SEQUATCHIE-SOUTHEAST MONROE-SULLIVAN-UNION-WASHINGTON TN- WEST POLK. FREEZE WARNING UNTIL 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/ THIS MORNING FOR ANDERSON-BLEDSOE-BRADLEY-CAMPBELL-CLAIBORNE-EAST POLK- GRAINGER-HAMBLEN-HAMILTON-HANCOCK-HAWKINS-JEFFERSON-KNOX- LOUDON-MARION-MCMINN-MEIGS-MORGAN-NW BLOUNT-NORTH SEVIER- NORTHWEST CARTER-NORTHWEST COCKE-NORTHWEST GREENE-NORTHWEST MONROE-RHEA-ROANE-SCOTT TN-SEQUATCHIE-SOUTHEAST MONROE- SULLIVAN-UNION-WASHINGTON TN-WEST POLK. VA...HARD FREEZE WARNING FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 11 AM EDT SUNDAY FOR LEE-SCOTT-WASHINGTON. FREEZE WARNING UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING FOR LEE-SCOTT- WASHINGTON. && $$

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